In bringing together sellers and buyers, markets and investors, autocrats and capitalists, Kissinger Associates played an outsize role in the rapid advancement of neoliberalism around the world.
Christy Thornton teaches sociology and Latin American studies at Johns Hopkins University and is the author of Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy.
In the twentieth century, the post-revolutionary Mexican government drew up ambitious plans to transform the world economic system for the benefit of the Global South. Their failure helped turn Mexico itself into a laboratory for neoliberalism.
During the twentieth century, Mexican leaders shaped international institutions by demanding economic redistribution from wealthy countries to the Global South. But the system that emerged ultimately impoverished Mexico — and thwarted the ambitions of the decolonizing world.
El Chapo’s trial continues this week, brimming with sordid tales of kingpins and cartels. But what the media spectacle can’t justify is a failing “war on drugs” that has taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
Examining the disappearance of forty-three students in southern Mexico four years ago can lead to only one conclusion: culpability lies with the Mexican state.
The astronomical levels of drug violence and corruption in Mexico can be directly attributed to the policies of the United States.
Mexico’s elections on Sunday showed the growing power of the Left — and the lengths to which the ruling party will go to repress it.
Militarism runs deep in the United States, but historian Marilyn Young never gave up believing that it could be overcome.
Around the country, graduate students aren’t just unionizing — they are reforming the conservative, top-down unions they’ve joined.
NYU grad students’ recent unionization after over a decade of struggle is a victory against the corporatized university.